European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
VET mobility results

VET mobility scheme: Commission selects three projects for Western Balkan and African countries

15 January 2020
The Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) mobility scheme sector.  Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Africa and the…
Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

12 December 2019
The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window - adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect…
MAJALAT logo

The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood supports the current and future process of the structured dialogue between civil society and the EU

10 December 2019
On 4 December, the EU-funded Majalat board was invited to discuss most pressing and future regional challenges with the new EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargment, Oliver Varhelyi. Representatives of the six organisations of the Majalat consortium (Alternatives Forum Morocco, Arab NGO…
Syrian film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

Syrian film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

09 December 2019
The winners of MAJALAT video contest were announced during the project’s Brussels Civil Society Forum last week. Rabee Karzoun, a young Syrian film director, won the first prize (5,000 euros). His film Anahon gives voice to the people of Tripoli and the wider region, highlighting the country’s…
MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

02 December 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region gathered this morning, with European representatives, for the second Majalat Brussels Civil Forum. This forum, co-funded by the European Commission, is…
MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum : unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum: unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

30 November 2019
The second edition of the MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum, which is taking place on 2-3 December 2019, aims to contribute to the creation of a forum for exchange between civil society organizations and EU representatives on issues that are essential for South-South civil society and for the EU…
EU-funded Majalat video competition : 19 young talents reached the final

EU-funded Majalat video competition: 19 young talents reached the final

28 November 2019
Some 35 participants from 8 countries in the southern Mediterranean region registered for the Majalat video contest "Zooming in on Civil Society." Nineteen young talents reached the final competition. Selected by a professional jury from the region, the first 3 winners will be announced during the…
Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

22 November 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region, will gather, with European representatives, for the second MAJALAT Civil Society Forum (Brussels, December 2-3). Supported by the European Union (DG…
Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…